Valentine’s Day has come and gone…. So, apparently has January!
right now, we are looking very forward to our Winter Break. we will visit Aunt Stacey, Uncle Dave, Sophia & Sadie. we will also venture around the beautiful state of Arizona with a jaunt in Nevada for the Hoover Dam! it will be a lot of driving. a lot of scenery. a lot of reading. a lot of kindle-ing. a lot of eating. a lot of hiking. a lot of photo-ing. a lot of ooo-ing and aaah-ing. (probably just from me; it seems jovie’s a lot like The Mr.)
[tho i will hope she exclaims over the Grand Canyon like i did- especially because she was FLOORED with the sand dunes. this is essentially opposite that]
that’s the future. the past has included spending a lot of time playing with our new-ish next door neighbor Salma. she’s a sweet 1st grader that has only lived in this country for about a year. i am getting to know the mom, and it’s great getting to hear about Egypt!
jovie’s modern dance class got canceled; there was only one other girl there. so now it’s just ballet. she has done art club with school a couple times a month. she also enjoyed re-reading Charlotte’s Web & going to book club with our (awesome) public library. during the school day once a month she does origami club.
we had a really fun day honoring the National Champs of football! we had a whirlwind weekend where we left immediately after school on a friday; stayed in a hotel about 15mins away. jaunted into town super early and watched Clemson’s parade before going into Death Valley for a very nice ceremony. we all enjoyed it; though jovie was 1. scared of heights and 2. a little bored with all of the talking in the stadium. but she managed thanks to Daddy’s phone. we loved being there. then we came home and the next day we honored jovie’s christmas gift & got to see Little Mermaid at the Fox again.
and this past weekend, she went to her first slumber party. she had a great time, and The Mr. & i realized just how old and fuddyduddy we are. we did have a nice dinner out. i was able to have a Radler; which i haven’t gotten to have since Munich. we were asleep by 9:45. i did not even hear the dad text me to tell me jovie was having fun. i did, however, hear the phone ring at 12:15 when jovie needed to talk to me. she did not come home; but i guess she needed some mommy-love.
it’s been a nice 2017 so far. some snow would be nice. if nothing else, some winter cold. we’ve had very few of those days. i look forward to posting about our trip!
really liked how many fans turned up for the incredible fun! & jovie was excited for her first real trip to clemson. “i’ve always wanted to go into the stadium!” she said when i told her what we were doing that weekend. we enjoyed showing her some of the places that are meaningful to us.